Biggest Cities in UK

London is by far the biggest city in the United Kingdom, from recent surveys in October 2022.

But you might be interested to know the largest towns or cities in Wales, Scotland and England.

158 towns of the biggest 1000 locations in the United Kingdom are located in South East England.

We have compiled the biggest cities and towns in the United Kingdom in order of population.

Biggest Cities in England

Here is a list of all the biggest 100 cities in England by population.

City/Town Ceremonial county Population
London Greater London 8,907,918
Birmingham West Midlands 1,153,717
Liverpool Merseyside 579,256
Bristol Bristol 571,922
Manchester Greater Manchester 554,400
Sheffield South Yorkshire 544,402
Leeds West Yorkshire 503,388
Leicester Leicestershire 470,965
Coventry West Midlands 369,127
Bradford West Yorkshire 361,046
Nottingham Nottinghamshire 311,823
Kingston upon Hull East Riding of Yorkshire 288,671
Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear 281,842
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire 277,051
Southampton Hampshire 269,231
Derby Derbyshire 263,933
Portsmouth Hampshire 248,479
Brighton East Sussex 241,999
Plymouth Devon 241,179
Northampton Northamptonshire 229,815
Reading Berkshire 229,274
Luton Bedfordshire 222,907
Wolverhampton West Midlands 218,255
Bolton Greater Manchester 202,369
Bournemouth Dorset 198,727
Norwich Norfolk 195,761
Swindon Wiltshire 191,314
Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire 184,105
Southend-on-Sea Essex 183,809
Middlesbrough North Yorkshire 176,991
Peterborough Cambridgeshire 175,680
Sunderland Tyne and Wear 175,031
Warrington Cheshire 172,068
Huddersfield West Yorkshire 170,269
Slough Berkshire 164,046
Oxford Oxfordshire 163,967
York North Yorkshire 161,994
Poole Dorset 158,762
Ipswich Suffolk 150,334
Telford Shropshire 149,377
Cambridge Cambridgeshire 149,023
Gloucester Gloucestershire 146,667
Blackpool Lancashire 145,722
Birkenhead Merseyside 144,756
Watford Hertfordshire 140,902
Sale Greater Manchester 137,915
Colchester Essex 134,176
Solihull West Midlands 127,289
High Wycombe Buckinghamshire 124,073
Exeter Devon 123,379
Gateshead Tyne and Wear 122,088
Blackburn Lancashire 119,707
Cheltenham Gloucestershire 117,843
Maidstone Kent 117,626
Chelmsford Essex 116,997
Salford Greater Manchester 116,361
Basildon Essex 115,269
Doncaster South Yorkshire 114,900
Basingstoke Hampshire 114,329
Worthing West Sussex 114,212
Eastbourne East Sussex 113,646
Crawley West Sussex 111,856
Rochdale Greater Manchester 111,733
Rotherham South Yorkshire 110,751
Stockport Greater Manchester 110,000
Gillingham Kent 108,880
Sutton Coldfield West Midlands 108,330
Woking Surrey 107,611
Wigan Greater Manchester 106,686
Lincoln Lincolnshire 105,447
Oldham Greater Manchester 105,402
Wakefield West Yorkshire 104,757
St Helens Merseyside 104,641
Worcester Worcestershire 103,769
Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire 101,849
Bath Somerset 101,106
Preston Lancashire 99,198
Rayleigh Essex 98,809
Barnsley South Yorkshire 96,878
Stevenage Hertfordshire 93,944
Hastings East Sussex 93,592
Southport Merseyside 93,426
Darlington County Durham 92,988
Bedford Bedfordshire 92,405
Halifax West Yorkshire 91,338
Hartlepool County Durham 89,610
Chesterfield Derbyshire 89,181
Nuneaton Warwickshire 89,001
Grimsby Lincolnshire 88,500
Weston-super-Mare Somerset 87,983
Chester Cheshire 87,593
St Albans Hertfordshire 86,961
Harlow Essex 86,321

The table above shows the most populated cities in England.

The English biggest cities in order by size of the population.

Biggest Cities in Scotland

Here is a list of all the biggest 100 cities in Scotland.

City/Town Ceremonial county Population
Glasgow Glasgow 612,040
Edinburgh Edinburgh 488,050
Aberdeen Aberdeen 200,680
Dundee Dundee 148,280
Paisley Renfrewshire 77,220
East Kilbride South Lanarkshire 75,120
Livingston West Lothian 57,030
Hamilton South Lanarkshire 54,080
Dunfermline Fife 53,100
Cumbernauld North Lanarkshire 50,920
Kirkcaldy Fife 50,010
Perth Perth and Kinross 47,430
Inverness Highland 47,290
Ayr South Ayrshire 46,780
Kilmarnock East Ayrshire 46,770
Coatbridge North Lanarkshire 43,960
Greenock Inverclyde 42,680
Glenrothes Fife 38,510
Stirling Stirling 37,610
Airdrie North Lanarkshire 37,410
Falkirk Falkirk 35,850
Irvine North Ayrshire 34,090
Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway 33,440
Motherwell North Lanarkshire 32,590
Rutherglen South Lanarkshire 31,190
Wishaw North Lanarkshire 30,290
Cambuslang South Lanarkshire 29,100
Bearsden East Dunbartonshire 28,120
Newton Mearns East Renfrewshire 26,600
Clydebank West Dunbartonshire 26,320
Elgin Moray 24,760
Arbroath Angus 23,940
Bishopbriggs East Dunbartonshire 23,540
Bathgate West Lothian 22,920
Renfrew Renfrewshire 22,570
Kirkintilloch East Dunbartonshire 21,380
Musselburgh East Lothian 20,840
Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire 20,560
Belshill North Lanarkshire 20,290
Peterhead Aberdeenshire 19,270
Barrhead East Renfrewshire 17,610
St Andrews Fife 17,580
Bonnyrigg Midlothian 17,530
Blantyre South Lanarkshire 16,900
Grangemouth Falkirk 16,650
Kilwinning North Ayrshire 16,460
Penicuik Midlothian 16,120
Johnstone Renfrewshire 16,090
Viewpark North Lanarkshire 15,770
Erskine Renfrewshire 15,510
Broxburn West Lothian 15,440
Borrowstounness Falkirk 14,760
Larkhall South Lanarkshire 14,740
Prestwick South Ayrshire 14,720
Troon South Ayrshire 14,710
Port Glasgow Inverclyde 14,620
Alloa Clackmannanshire 14,420
Forfar Angus 14,230
Rosyth Fife 13,780
Hawick Scottish Borders 13,740
Helensburgh Argyll and Bute 13,640
Inverurie Aberdeenshire 13,640
Mayfield Midlothian 13,570
Dalkieth Midlothian 13,400
Carluke South Lanarkshire 13,320
Linlithgow West Lothian 13,260
Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire 13,180
Galashiels Scottish Borders 13,000
Milngavie East Dunbartonshire 12,940
Saltcoats North Ayrshire 12,640
Armadale West Lothian 12,550
Giffnock East Renfrewshire 12,300
Westhill Aberdeenshire 12,290
Tranent East Lothian 12,140
Montrose Angus 12,100
Cowdenbeath Fife 11,640
Carnoustie Angus 11,360
Largs North Ayrshire 11,260
Stonehaven Aberdeenshire 11,170
Larbert Falkirk 11,050
Whitburn West Lothian 10,860
Methill Fife 10,800
Androssan North Ayrshire 10,670
Prestonpans East Lothian 10,410
Gourock Inverclyde 10,350
Stranraer Dumfries and Galloway 10,320
Ellon Aberdeenshire 10,200
Forres Moray 10,100
Kilsyth North Lanarkshire 10,080
Dalgety Bay Fife 10,050
Nairn Highland 9,960
Clarkston East Renfrewshire 9,860
Stenhousemuir Falkirk 9,740
Dunblane Stirling 9,410
South Queensferry Edinburgh 9,350
Stevenston North Ayrshire 9,230
Haddington East Lothian 9,130
Portlethen Aberdeenshire 9,090
Bonhill West Dunbartonshire 9,050
Lanark South Lanarkshire 9,050

The table above shows the most populated cities in Scotland.

The Scottish biggest cities in order by size of the population.

Biggest Cities in Wales

Here is a list of all the biggest 67 cities in Wales.

City/Town Ceremonial county Population
Cardiff South Glamorgan 350,558
Swansea West Glamorgan 184,436
Newport Gwent 133.353
Wrexham Clwyd 61,548
Barry South Glamorgan 56,892
Neath West Glamorgan 50,973
Bridgend Mid Glamorgan 48,417
Cwmbrân Gwent 47,133
Llanelli Dyfed 44,812
Merthyr Tydfil Mid Glamorgan 44,807
Caerphilly Gwent 41,905
Port Talbot West Glamorgan 37,900
Pontypridd Mid Glamorgan 30,910
Aberdare Mid Glamorgan 30,831
Penarth South Glamorgan 29,388
Pontypool Gwent 28,868
Colwyn Bay Clwyd 28,142
Rhyl Clwyd 25,994
Blackwood Gwent 24,145
Buckley Clwyd 20,232
Ystrad Mynach Gwent 19,775
Maesteg Mid Glamorgan 18,729
Bangor Gwynedd 18,476
Ebbw Vale Gwent 18,170
Tonypandy Mid Glamorgan 17,960
Shotton Clwyd 17,346
Gorseinon West Glamorgan 16,983
Prestatyn Clwyd 16,960
Connah’s Quay Clwyd 16,843
Aberystwyth Dyfed 16,522
Carmarthen Dyfed 16,192
Porthcawl Mid Glamorgan 15,581
Llandudno Clwyd 15,375
Haverfordwest Dyfed 15,032
Tredegar Gwent 15,000
Risca Gwent 14,944
Flint Clwyd 14,690
Porth Mid Glamorgan 14,587
Pyle Mid Glamorgan 14,361
Church Village Mid Glamorgan 14,124
Milford Haven Dyfed 13,959
Llantrisant Mid Glamorgan 13,590
Abergavenny Gwent 13,402
Rhosllanerchrugog Clwyd 13,384
Rhondda Mid Glamorgan 13,233
Pontardawe West Glamorgan 12,801
Llandudno Junction Clwyd 12,496
Chepstow Gwent 12,451
Bargoed Gwent 11,825
Holyhead Gwynedd 11,715
Caldicot Gwent 11,623
Newtown Powys 11,319
Mountain Ash Mid Glamorgan 11,289
Abertillery Gwent 10,774
Ystradgynlais Powys 10,559
Monmouth Gwent 10,486
Mold Clwyd 10,142
Holywell Clwyd 9,911
Caernarfon Gwynedd 9,815
Pembroke Dock Dyfed 9,716
Newbridge Gwent 9,640
Tonyrefail Mid Glamorgan 9,579
Kinmel Bay Clwyd 9,544
Pencoed Mid Glamorgan 9,342
Abergele Clwyd 9,333
Pontarddulais West Glamorgan 9,316
Pontllanfraith Gwent 9,291

The table above shows the most populated cities in Wales.

The Welsh’s biggest cities are in order by size of the population.

Biggest Cities in the UK by Population

Here are the largest 500 towns and cities in the United Kingdom.

The highest 500 populated cities include England, Wales and Scotland.

  1. London, Greater London
  2. Birmingham, West Midlands
  3. Glasgow, Glasgow
  4. Liverpool, Merseyside
  5. Bristol, Bristol
  6. Manchester, Greater Manchester
  7. Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  8. Leeds, West Yorkshire
  9. Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  10. Leicester, Leicestershire
  11. Coventry, West Midlands
  12. Bradford, West Yorkshire
  13. Cardiff, South Glamorgan
  14. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  15. Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  16. Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  17. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  18. Southampton, Hampshire
  19. Derby, Derbyshire
  20. Portsmouth, Hampshire
  21. Brighton, East Sussex
  22. Plymouth, Devon
  23. Northampton, Northamptonshire
  24. Reading, BerkshireLuton, Bedfordshire
  25. Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  26. Bolton, Greater Manchester
  27. Aberdeen, Aberdeen
  28. Bournemouth, Dorset
  29. Norwich, Norfolk
  30. Swindon, Wiltshire
  31. Swansea, West Glamorgan
  32. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  33. Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  34. Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
  35. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  36. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  37. Warrington, Cheshire
  38. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  39. Slough, Berkshire
  40. Oxford, Oxfordshire
  41. York, North Yorkshire
  42. Poole, Dorset
  43. Ipswich, Suffolk
  44. Telford, Shropshire
  45. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  46. Dundee, Dundee
  47. Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  48. Blackpool, Lancashire
  49. Birkenhead, Merseyside
  50. Watford, Hertfordshire
  51. Sale, Greater Manchester
  52. Colchester, Essex
  53. Newport, Gwent
  54. Solihull, West Midlands
  55. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  56. Exeter, Devon
  57. Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  58. Blackburn, Lancashire
  59. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  60. Maidstone, Kent
  61. Chelmsford, Essex
  62. Salford, Greater Manchester
  63. Basildon, Essex
  64. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  65. Basingstoke, Hampshire
  66. Worthing, West Sussex
  67. Eastbourne, East Sussex
  68. Crawley, West Sussex
  69. Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  70. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
  71. Stockport, Greater Manchester
  72. Gillingham, Kent
  73. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
  74. Woking, Surrey
  75. Wigan, Greater Manchester
  76. Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  77. Oldham, Greater Manchester
  78. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  79. St Helens, Merseyside
  80. Worcester, Worcestershire
  81. Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  82. Bath, Somerset
  83. Preston, Lancashire
  84. Rayleigh, Essex
  85. Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  86. Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  87. Hastings, East Sussex
  88. Southport, Merseyside
  89. Darlington, County Durham
  90. Bedford, Bedfordshire
  91. Halifax, West Yorkshire
  92. Hartlepool, County Durham
  93. Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  94. Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  95. Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  96. Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  97. Chester, Cheshire
  98. St Albans, Hertfordshire
  99. Harlow, Essex
  100. Guildford, Surrey
  101. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  102. Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
  103. Dudley, West Midlands
  104. Bracknell, Berkshire
  105. Redditch, Worcestershire
  106. Batley, West Yorkshire
  107. Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  108. Burnley, Lancashire
  109. Eastleigh, Hampshire
  110. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  111. Chatham, Kent
  112. Bury, Greater Manchester
  113. Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  114. West Bromwich, West Midlands
  115. Paisley, Renfrewshire
  116. South Shields, Tyne and Wear
  117. Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
  118. Rugby, Warwickshire
  119. East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
  120. Carlisle, Cumbria
  121. Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  122. Gosport, Hampshire
  123. Grays, Essex
  124. Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  125. Ashford, Kent
  126. Tamworth, Staffordshire
  127. Crewe, Cheshire
  128. Lowestoft, Suffolk
  129. Atherton, Greater Manchester
  130. Walsall, West Midlands
  131. Stafford, Staffordshire
  132. Cannock, Staffordshire
  133. Bognor Regis, West Sussex
  134. Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
  135. Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
  136. Bamber Bridge, Lancashire
  137. Maidenhead, Berkshire
  138. Washington, Tyne and Wear
  139. Paignton, Devon
  140. Filton, Gloucestershire
  141. Rochester, Kent
  142. Farnborough, Hampshire
  143. Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  144. Loughborough, Leicestershire
  145. Margate, Kent
  146. Stourbridge, West Midlands
  147. Hereford, Herefordshire
  148. Widnes, Merseyside
  149. Canterbury, Kent
  150. Taunton, Somerset
  151. Runcorn, Cheshire
  152. Wrexham, Clwyd
  153. Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  154. Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
  155. Wallasey, Merseyside
  156. Corby, Northamptonshire
  157. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  158. Kettering, Northamptonshire
  159. Halesowen, West Midlands
  160. Aldershot, Hampshire
  161. Littlehampton, West Sussex
  162. Bebington, Merseyside
  163. Gravesend, Kent
  164. Kidderminster, Worcestershire
  165. Livingston, West Lothian
  166. Barry, South Glamorgan
  167. Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  168. Macclesfield, Cheshire
  169. Christchurch, Dorset
  170. Altrincham, Greater Manchester
  171. Weymouth, Dorset
  172. Brentwood, Essex
  173. Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  174. Ewell, Surrey
  175. Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
  176. Keighley, West Yorkshire
  177. Beeston, Nottinghamshire
  178. Dunfermline, Fife
  179. Willenhall, West Midlands
  180. Folkestone, Kent
  181. Smethwick, West Midlands
  182. Esher, Surrey
  183. Sittingbourne, Kent
  184. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  185. Bootle, Merseyside
  186. Durham, County Durham
  187. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  188. Bloxwich, West Midlands
  189. Neath, West Glamorgan
  190. Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
  191. Kingswinford, West Midlands
  192. Lancaster, Lancashire
  193. Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
  194. Torquay, Devon
  195. Horsham, West Sussex
  196. Carlton, Nottinghamshire
  197. Kirkcaldy, Fife
  198. Crosby, Merseyside
  199. King’s Lynn, Norfolk
  200. Horndean, Hampshire
  201. Hinckley, Leicestershire
  202. Swadlincote, Derbyshire
  203. Winchester, Hampshire
  204. Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
  205. Yeovil, Somerset
  206. Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  207. West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
  208. Perth, Perth and Kinross
  209. Havant, Hampshire
  210. Inverness, Highland
  211. Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
  212. Banbury, Oxfordshire
  213. Cwmbrân, Gwent
  214. Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
  215. Northwich, Cheshire
  216. Ayr, South Ayrshire
  217. Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  218. Wokingham, Berkshire
  219. Salisbury, Wiltshire
  220. Andover, Hampshire
  221. Boston, Lincolnshire
  222. Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  223. Llanelli, Dyfed
  224. Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
  225. Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
  226. Tipton, West Midlands
  227. Grantham, Lincolnshire
  228. Dover, Kent
  229. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
  230. Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
  231. Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  232. Bridgwater, Somerset
  233. Middleton, Greater Manchester
  234. Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
  235. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
  236. Braintree, Essex
  237. Fareham, Hampshire
  238. Trowbridge, Wiltshire
  239. Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  240. Kirkby, Merseyside
  241. Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
  242. Greenock, Inverclyde
  243. Ramsgate, Kent
  244. Urmston, Greater Manchester
  245. Castleford, West Yorkshire
  246. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  247. Caerphilly, Gwent
  248. Newbury, Berkshire
  249. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
  250. Fleet, Hampshire
  251. Tonbridge, Kent
  252. Eccles, Greater Manchester
  253. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  254. Herne Bay, Kent
  255. Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
  256. Leyland, Lancashire
  257. Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  258. Camberley, Surrey
  259. Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  260. Arnold, Nottinghamshire
  261. Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
  262. Long Eaton, Derbyshire
  263. Aldridge, West Midlands
  264. Bletchley, Buckinghamshire
  265. Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  266. Blyth, Northumberland
  267. Canvey Island, Essex
  268. Chorley, Lancashire
  269. Glenrothes, Fife
  270. Prescot, Merseyside
  271. Great Malvern, Worcestershire
  272. Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
  273. Longbenton, Tyne and Wear
  274. Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  275. Stirling, Stirling
  276. Chester-le-Street, County Durham
  277. Woodley, Berkshire
  278. Redcar, North Yorkshire
  279. Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  280. Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
  281. Wilmslow, Cheshire
  282. Redhill, Surrey
  283. Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
  284. Accrington, Lancashire
  285. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  286. Coalville, Leicestershire
  287. Denton, Greater Manchester
  288. Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire
  289. Chippenham, Wiltshire
  290. Chadderton, Greater Manchester
  291. Falkirk, Falkirk
  292. Exmouth, Devon
  293. Fulwood, Lancashire
  294. Rowley Regis, West Midlands
  295. Hyde, Greater Manchester
  296. Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  297. Romiley, Greater Manchester
  298. Spalding, Lincolnshire
  299. Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
  300. Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
  301. Billericay, Essex
  302. Skelmersdale, Lancashire
  303. Epsom, Surrey
  304. Billingham, County Durham
  305. Wickford, Essex
  306. Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
  307. Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
  308. Stroud, Gloucestershire
  309. Irvine, North Ayrshire
  310. Pudsey, West Yorkshire
  311. Brighouse, West Yorkshire
  312. Lichfield, Staffordshire
  313. Whitstable, Kent
  314. Morecambe, Lancashire
  315. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
  316. Glossop, Derbyshire
  317. Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  318. Leatherhead, Surrey
  319. St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  320. Bicester, Oxfordshire
  321. Warwick, Warwickshire
  322. Loughton, Essex
  323. Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  324. Bilston, West Midlands
  325. Windsor, Berkshire
  326. Barnstaple, Devon
  327. Rushden, Northamptonshire
  328. Burgess Hill, West Sussex
  329. Chichester, West Sussex
  330. Brierley Hill, West Midlands
  331. Deal, Kent
  332. Sevenoaks, Kent
  333. Sedgley, West Midlands
  334. Radcliffe, Greater Manchester
  335. Bedworth, Warwickshire
  336. Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
  337. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  338. Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
  339. Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
  340. Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan
  341. Winsford, Cheshire
  342. Nelson, Lancashire
  343. Yate, Gloucestershire
  344. Witney, Oxfordshire
  345. Wishaw, North Lanarkshire
  346. East Grinstead, West Sussex
  347. Pontefract, West Yorkshire
  348. Weybridge, Surrey
  349. Didcot, Oxfordshire
  350. Heywood, Greater Manchester
  351. Northfleet, Kent
  352. Morley, West Yorkshire
  353. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
  354. Totton, Hampshire
  355. Heswall, Merseyside
  356. Penarth, South Glamorgan
  357. Kendal, Cumbria
  358. Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
  359. Stanford-le-Hope, Essex
  360. Pontypool, Gwent
  361. Hertford, Hertfordshire
  362. Shipley, West Yorkshire
  363. Ashford, Surrey
  364. Burntwood, Staffordshire
  365. Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester
  366. Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  367. Colwyn Bay, Clwyd
  368. Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
  369. Egham, Surrey
  370. Ashington, Northumberland
  371. Farnworth, Greater Manchester
  372. Haverhill, Suffolk
  373. Stretford, Greater Manchester
  374. Darwen, Lancashire
  375. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  376. Evesham, Worcestershire
  377. Frome, Somerset
  378. Cramlington, Northumberland
  379. Thetford, Norfolk
  380. Bentley, South Yorkshire
  381. Ditton, Kent
  382. Farnham, Surrey
  383. Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
  384. Ferndown, Dorset
  385. Newton Abbot, Devon
  386. Peterlee, County Durham
  387. Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey
  388. Bushey, Hertfordshire
  389. Witham, Essex
  390. Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire
  391. Hedge End, Hampshire
  392. Heanor, Derbyshire
  393. Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire
  394. Portishead, Somerset
  395. Congleton, Cheshire
  396. Kidsgrove, Staffordshire
  397. Thatcham, Berkshire
  398. Ormskirk, Lancashire
  399. Rhyl, Clwyd
  400. Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  401. Thornaby-on-Tees, County Durham
  402. Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
  403. Newport, Isle of Wight
  404. Maghull, Merseyside
  405. St Austell, Cornwall
  406. Fleetwood, Lancashire
  407. Corsett, County Durham
  408. Plymstock, Devon
  409. Swinton, Greater Manchester
  410. Oldbury, West Midlands
  411. Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  412. Bishop Auckland, County Durham
  413. Wednesfield, West Midlands
  414. Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
  415. Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  416. Stubbington, Hampshire
  417. Horley, Surrey
  418. Skegness, Lincolnshire
  419. Wombwell, South Yorkshire
  420. Daventry, Northamptonshire
  421. Ryde, Isle of Wight
  422. Elgin, Moray
  423. Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk
  424. Hindley, Greater Manchester
  425. Broadstairs, Kent
  426. Windlesham, Surrey
  427. Rugeley, Staffordshire
  428. Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  429. Felixstowe, Suffolk
  430. Golborne, Greater Manchester
  431. Droylsden, Greater Manchester
  432. Rawtenstall, Lancashire
  433. Blackwood, Gwent
  434. Westhoughton, Greater Manchester
  435. Belper, Derbyshire
  436. Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
  437. Falmouth, Cornwall
  438. Arbroath, Angus
  439. Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire
  440. Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
  441. Chesham, Buckinghamshire
  442. Whitehaven, Cumbria
  443. Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
  444. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
  445. Seaford, East Sussex
  446. Sudbury, Suffolk
  447. Godalming, Surrey
  448. Reigate, Surrey
  449. Formby, Merseyside
  450. Alfreton, Derbyshire
  451. Coseley, West Midlands
  452. Royton, Greater Manchester
  453. Retford, Nottinghamshire
  454. Clifton, Nottinghamshire
  455. Caterham, Surrey
  456. Bathgate, West Lothian
  457. Bingley, West Yorkshire
  458. Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  459. Buxton, Derbyshire
  460. Chapeltown, South Yorkshire
  461. Seaham, County Durham
  462. Renfrew, Renfrewshire
  463. Swanscombe, Kent
  464. Ingleby Barwick, North Yorkshire
  465. Workington, Cumbria
  466. Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
  467. Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
  468. Truro, Cornwall
  469. Hailsham, East Sussex
  470. Camborne, Cornwall
  471. Newquay, Cornwall
  472. Crowborough, East Sussex
  473. Ossett, West Yorkshire
  474. Normanton, West Yorkshire
  475. Maldon, Essex
  476. South Ockenden, Essex
  477. Stanley, County Durham
  478. March, Cambridgeshire
  479. Kenilworth, Warwickshire
  480. Gatley, Greater Manchester
  481. Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  482. Walkden, Greater Manchester
  483. Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
  484. Ampthill, Bedfordshire
  485. Stowmarket, Suffolk
  486. Dereham, Norfolk
  487. Kempston, Bedfordshire
  488. Whitefield, Greater Manchester
  489. Dukinfield, Greater Manchester
  490. Clevedon, Somerset
  491. Brownhills, West Midlands
  492. Redruth, Cornwall
  493. Newmarket, Suffolk
  494. Minster, Kent
  495. Dronfield, Derbyshire
  496. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  497. Harwich, Essex
  498. Musselburgh, East Lothian
  499. Sandhurst, Berkshire
  500. Dorchester, Dorset

The largest 500 cities in the United Kingdom are sorted by population size.

FAQs

Is London the Biggest City in the UK by Area Size?

Yes, London is the biggest city in the United Kingdom by area size, closely followed byManchester, Birmingham and then Glasgow.

Why is London So Heavily Populated?

London is the capital of England and it is a highly urbanised area with many job opportunities and housing estates.

As London draws in a high volume of tourism due to attractions such as Buckingham Palace and The London Eye, this generates employment opportunities.

London local government also offer a range of housing schemes, building grants, and transportation schemes.

Historically, after the industrial revolution cities, such as London and North West Manchester, became highly populous urban areas due to trade and property.

Is London the Biggest City in Europe?

London is the third-largest city in Europe with around 9 million inhabitants of England’s capital.

The largest two cities are Instanbul and Moscow; Istanbul has a population of 15,840,900 and Moscow has a population of 12,632,409.

Both Moscow and Istanbul also have a greater area size than London.

What is the Largest City in the North West of England?

The largest city in the North West of England is Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester is located in North West England and has an area size of 1,276 km² and an estimated population size of 2.8 million people.

What is the Largest City in the North East of England?

The largest city in the North East of England is Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle upon Tyne is located in North East England and has an area size of 8,592 km² and an estimated population size of 818,000 people.

What are the Richest Cities in the UK?

London is considered to be the most affluent city in the United Kingdom.

Other areas which can be considered to be some of the richest cities include Reading, Cambridge, Birmingham and Bristol.

In Wales, the richest city is classed as Sketty in Swansea, in Scotland, the richest city is deemed to be Aberdeen, and in Northern Ireland, the richest city is thought to be Bangor.

How Many People Live in the United Kingdom?

The estimated population of people living in the United Kingdom in October 2022 is 67.2 million people.

This total includes those living in urban areas and rural areas.

What are the largest cities in Great Britain?

The largest cities in Great Britain are:
  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Birmingham
  4. Wolverhampton
  5. Leeds
  6. Bradford
  7. Glasgow
  8. Southampton
  9. Portsmouth
  10. Liverpool
  11. Newcastle

What are the biggest cities in Essex?

The biggest city in Essex is Southend-on-Sea.

Here are the 3 biggest cities in Essex:

  1. Southend-on-Sea
  2. Colchester
  3. Chelmsford

Summary

The ceremonial county column refers to the county in which the city or town is located.

  • In England, this is the ceremonial county.
  • In Scotland, it is the council area.
  • In Wales, it is a preserved county.
  • In Northern Ireland, it is a ceremonial county.

Population figures for cities and towns in England and Wales are based on the 2017 population estimates by the Office for National Statistics.

The largest city in the UK for both population and area size is London, the UK’s capital.

The largest city in Scotland is Glasgow, the largest in Wales is Cardiff, and the largest in Northern Ireland is Belfast.